The Apple Thunderbolt Display is Apple’s standalone, $999 display with a 27-inch screen. The display also serves as a hub with several Thunderbolt and USB ports. The display has not been updated in a couple of years, but it’s certainly lacking in the technology department. It makes sense that Apple would have an updated model with Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and perhaps a higher-resolution panel in the pipeline.
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